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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441315/an-overview-of-chronic-spinal-pain-revisiting-diagnostic-categories-and-exploring-an-evolving-role-for-neurostimulation
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Ashwini Sharan, Jonathan Riley, Christian Hoelscher
STUDY DESIGN: Topic Overview OBJECTIVE.: To describe the varied etiologies resulting in chronic spinal pain and review the current available evidence for treatments. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Chronic pain conditions, especially those that affect the axial back and radiate to the extremities, affect a large population. This results in pronounced disability and a high socioeconomic burden. Our understanding of the underlying mechanisms for chronic pain is limited...
April 24, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441313/clinical-evidence-for-spinal-cord-stimulation-for-failed-back-surgery-syndrome-fbss-systematic-review
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Leonardo Kapural, Erika Peterson, David A Provenzano, Peter Staats
STUDY DESIGN: A systematic review OBJECTIVE.: A systematic literature review of the clinical data from prospective studies was undertaken to assess the efficacy of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) in the treatment of FBSS in adults. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: For patients with unrelenting back pain due to mechanical instability of the spine, degenerative disc disease, spinal injury, or deformity, spinal surgery is a well-accepted treatment option; however, even after surgical intervention, many patients continue to experience chronic back pain that can be notoriously difficult to treat...
April 24, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440260/immortal-ozurdex-a-10-month-follow-up-of-an-intralenticular-implant
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B Poornachandra, Vinod B M Kumar, Chaitra Jayadev, Subashchandra H Dorelli, Naresh Kumar Yadav, Rohit Shetty
A 78-year-old male who had received a dexamethasone implant (Ozurdex, Allergan, Inc., Irvine, CA, USA) 15 days back for recalcitrant diabetic macular edema in the left eye came to us for a second opinion. On examination, his corrected distance visual acuity was 20/20 in the right eye and 20/40 in the left eye. Early cataractous changes were present in both eyes. The intraocular pressure was within normal limits. The Ozurdex implant was seen lodged in the posterior cortex of the crystalline lens in the left eye, confirmed on anterior segment optical coherence tomography (OCT) and ultrasound biomicroscopy...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438284/intradiscal-o2o3-rationale-injection-technique-short-and-long-term-outcomes-for-the-treatment-of-low-back-pain-due-to-disc-herniation
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REVIEW
Francesco Giurazza, Gianluigi Guarnieri, Kieran J Murphy, Mario Muto
The management of low back pain should always start with a conservative approach; however, when it fails, intervention is required and at that moment the most appropriate choice remains unclear. Before invasive surgery, minimally invasive techniques can be adopted. In European trials and in a trans-Canadian clinical trial 03 ozone has been used successfully. In total over 50,000 patients have been treated safely. Ozone is a gas normally present in the atmosphere with potent oxidizing power; it has been used for percutaneous intradiscal injection combined with oxygen (O2O3) at very low concentrations for 15 years in Europe...
May 2017: Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal, Journal L'Association Canadienne des Radiologistes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435928/extra-skeletal-ewing-sarcoma-of-the-lumbosacral-region-in-an-adult-pregnant-patient-a-case-report
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Darweesh Al Khawaja, Cristina Vescovi, Ashraf Dower, Vallapan Thiruvilangam, Tamadur Mahasneh
Extra-skeletal Ewing sarcoma in pregnancy is rare. There is thus limited scientific evidence to guide clinicians in its complicated management, particularly within the context of early gestation. We therefore share our successful outcome in a 32-year-old pregnant patient, following a unique management strategy of complete aggressive surgical resection prior to neo-adjuvant therapy. The case involved a 2-month history of right-sided back and gluteal pain, with associated paraesthesia. Lumbosacral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed an approximate 40×50 mm indeterminate mass in the lower right paraspinal musculature...
March 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435912/one-and-two-level-posterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-plif-using-an-expandable-stand-alone-interbody-fusion-device-a-varilift-%C3%A2-case-series
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Rebecca Barrett-Tuck, Diana Del Monaco, Jon E Block
BACKGROUND: Surgical interventions such as posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) with and without posterior instrumentation are often employed in patients with degenerative spinal conditions that fail to respond to conservative medical management. The VariLift(®) Interbody Fusion System was developed as a stand-alone solution to provide the benefits of an intervertebral fusion device without the requirement of supplemental pedicle screw fixation. METHODS: In this retrospective case series, 25 patients underwent PLIF with a stand-alone VariLift(®) expandable interbody fusion device without adjunctive pedicle screw fixation...
March 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435744/diagnosis-of-spinal-epidural-abscess-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#7
Chidinma Chima-Melton, Michelle Pearl, Marni Scheiner
INTRODUCTION: Spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is a rare but serious cause of back pain in the critical care setting. It occurs most commonly in adults in their fifth and sixth decades of life. Risk factors include diabetes mellitus, alcoholism, AIDS or other immunocompromised states, cancer, intravenous drug use, trauma and spinal surgery. The clinical presentation can be non-specific but the classical triad includes back pain, fever and neurological deficits. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with gadolinium is the diagnostic imaging modality of choice...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435561/solitary-osteochondroma-of-the-tibial-tuberosity-mimicking-osgood-schlatter-lesion-a-rare-cause-of-anterior-knee-pain-in-adolescents-a-case-report
#8
G Balaji, P Palaniappan, S Nema, J Menon
Osteochondroma arising from the tibial tuberosity is very rare. We report such a case which mimicked OsgoodSchlatter's disease in an adolescent. A 12 years-old boy presented with swelling over his right proximal tibia of one year duration associated with pain in the last three months. Examination revealed a 4 x 2cm bony mass arising from the proximal tibia. Radiographs revealed an osteochondroma of the tibial tuberosity. Computer tomography and magnetic resonance imaging confirmed the continuity of the medulla of the bony mass to that of the parent bone...
July 2016: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435318/prevalence-characteristics-and-burden-of-failed-back-surgery-syndrome-the-influence-of-various-residual-symptoms-on-patient-satisfaction-and-quality-of-life-as-assessed-by-a-nationwide-internet-survey-in-japan
#9
Shinsuke Inoue, Mitsuhiro Kamiya, Makoto Nishihara, Young-Chang P Arai, Tatsunori Ikemoto, Takahiro Ushida
We conducted a cross-sectional, Internet-based survey with a nationally representative sample of Japanese adults to assess the prevalence and characteristics of failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS). Data regarding the residual symptoms and patient satisfaction from an online survey of 1842 lumbar surgery patients revealed the prevalence of FBSS to be 20.6% (95% confidence interval [CI], 18.8-22.6). The prevalence of low back pain, dull ache, numbness, cold sensations, and paresthesia after surgery was 94.0%, 71...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434048/clinical-and-radiological-outcomes-of-endoscopic-partial-facetectomy-for-degenerative-lumbar-foraminal-stenosis
#10
Myung Soo Youn, Jong Ki Shin, Tae Sik Goh, Jung Sub Lee
BACKGROUND: Several different techniques exist to treat degenerative lumbar foraminal stenosis. Failure to adequately decompress the lumbar foramen may lead to failed back surgery syndrome. However, wide decompression often causes spinal instabilities or may require an additional fusion surgery. The aim of this study was to report the outcomes of endoscopic partial facetectomy (EPF) performed on patients with degenerative lumbar foraminal stenosis. METHODS: Between 2012 and 2014, 25 consecutive patients (12 women and 13 men) who underwent EPF were included in the study...
April 22, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433838/outcome-of-anterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-a-retrospective-study-of-clinical-and-radiological-parameters
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H Pinson, G Hallaert, P Herregodts, K Everaert, T Couvreur, J Caemaert, J P Kalala, D Van Roost
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to critically evaluate the long-term results of stand-alone anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF), without use of rhBMP-2, as a therapeutic option for symptomatic patients with degenerative disc disease (DDD). Furthermore this study intends to identify predictive parameters for anterior lumbar interbody fusion outcome. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study with additional telephone interview to obtain missing data was performed. All patients who underwent a L4-L5 and/or L5-S1 ALIF-procedure in the period between 2006 and 2011 were identified...
April 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433815/patterns-and-predictors-of-persistent-opioid-use-following-hip-or-knee-arthroplasty
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Seoyoung C Kim, Niteesh Choudhry, Jessica M Franklin, Katsiaryna Bykov, Matthias Eikermann, Joyce Lii, Michael A Fischer, Brian T Bateman
OBJECTIVE: The relationship between arthroplasty and long-term opioid use in patients with knee or hip osteoarthritis is not well studied. We examined the prevalence, patterns and predictors of persistent opioid use after hip or knee arthroplasty. METHOD: Using claims data (2004-2013) from a U.S. commercial health plan, we identified adults who underwent hip or knee arthroplasty and filled ≥1 opioid prescription within 30 days after the surgery. We defined persistent opioid users as patients who filled ≥1 opioid prescription every month during the 1-year postoperative period based on group-based trajectory models...
April 19, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431235/improving-surgeons-comfort-with-prismatic-glasses-during-cleft-palate-surgery-preliminary-findings
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Hai Kuang, Guosheng Chen, Qitao Wen, Shuai Li, Lei Che, Feixin Liang
PURPOSE: We aimed to observe the effect of prismatic glasses on improving surgeons' comfort during cleft palate surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A within-subjects design was used. We included 3 oral-maxillofacial surgeons and 6 patients with complete cleft palate in the study. One group of cleft palate patients (3 complete cleft palates) was allocated to each of the 3 surgeons not wearing prismatic glasses, and another similar group of cleft palate patients was allocated to the same 3 surgeons wearing prismatic glasses...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430617/estrogen-receptors-involvement-in-intervertebral-discogenic-pain-of-the-elderly-women-colocalization-and-correlation-with-the-expression-of-substance-p-in-nucleus-pulposus
#14
Xiao-Xing Song, Sheng Shi, Zhen Guo, Xin-Feng Li, Bu-Wei Yu
Estrogenic modulation of pain is an exceedingly complex phenomenon. However, whether estrogen is involved in discogenic low back pain still remains unclear. Here, immunoreactivity staining technique was used to examine the expression level of the estrogen receptors (ERα and ERβ) and a pain related neuropeptide, Substance P in the lumbar intervertebral discs to analyze the relationship between the ERs and Substance P. Nucleus pulposus tissues of 23 elderly female patients were harvested during spinal surgeries and made to detect the immunoreactivity staining of ERα, ERβ and Substance P...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430127/image-guided-laparoscopic-surgical-tool-iglast-based-on-the-optical-frequency-domain-imaging-ofdi-to-prevent-bleeding
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Byung Jun Park, Seung Rag Lee, Hyun Jin Bang, Byung Yeon Kim, Jeong Hun Park, Dong Guk Kim, Sung Soo Park, Young Jae Won
We present an image-guided laparoscopic surgical tool (IGLaST) to prevent bleeding. By applying optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI) to a specially designed laparoscopic surgical tool, the inside of fatty tissue can be observed before a resection, and the presence and size of blood vessels can be recognized. The optical sensing module on the IGLaST head has a diameter of less than 390 µm and is moved back and forth by a linear servo actuator in the IGLaST body. We proved the feasibility of IGLaST by in vivo imaging inside the fatty tissue of a porcine model...
April 21, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428827/fundamental-research-on-the-action-mechanism-of-the-800-nm-semiconductor-laser-on-skin-blackheads-and-coarse-pores
#16
Jie Lin, Li Jing, Hao Zhu, Fu-Sheng Dong
The aim of the study was to determine the mechanism of action of the 800 nm semiconductor laser on skin blackheads and coarse pores. A total of 24 healthy purebred short-haired male guinea pigs, weighing 350-400 g, were selected and smeared with 0.5 ml coal tar suspension evenly by injector once daily. Treatment was continued for 14 days to form an experimental area of 8×3 cm on the back of the guinea pigs. The animals were divided into the following groups: Normal control group (NC), low-dose laser treatment group (L-LS), high-dose laser treatment group (H-LS), and Q-switched Nd:YAG treatment group (QC)...
January 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428519/-current-status-of-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-in-our-institution
#17
Daisuke Fukui, Kenji Okada
Within 8-year period between 2009 and 2016, we treated 215 patient with a strategy of primary thoracic endovascular aortic repair( TEVAR). In-hospital mortality was 4.4%( 8 cases). Thirty-two emergency cases was included and we treated 23 cases of zone 0 debranching TEVAR with chimney techinique in this period. In recent 2-year period between 2015 and 2016, we treated 44 cases of TEVAR without type I a endoleaks with 0% mortality(most of the them was zone 2~3 TEVAR in this period) on the one hand, and the number of open surgery for thoracic aorta was 80 on the other...
April 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427985/ureter-injury-as-a-complication-of-oblique-lumbar-interbody-fusion-a-case-report
#18
Hyeong-Jin Lee, Jin-Sung Kim, Kyeong-Sik Ryu, Choon Keun Park
BACKGROUND: Oblique lumbar interbody fusion is a commonly used surgical method of achieving lumbar interbody fusion. There have been some reports about complications of oblique lumbar interbody fusion at the L2-3 level. But to our knowledge, there have been no reports about ureter injury during oblique lumbar interbody fusion. We report a case of ureter injury during oblique lumbar interbody fusion to share our experience. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 78-year-old male patient presented with a history of lower back pain and neurogenic intermittent claudication...
April 17, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425053/what-demographic-and-clinical-characteristics-correlate-with-expectations-with-trapeziometacarpal-arthritis
#19
Lana Kang, Joseph Nguyen, Sohaib Z Hashmi, Steve K Lee, Andrew J Weiland, Carol A Mancuso
BACKGROUND: Pretreatment variables have been shown to be associated with the fulfillment of patient expectations, yet in treating thumb trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis (OA) it remains unclear how patient expectations correlate with the effectiveness of treatment. An increased understanding of the variables that affect patient expectations enables tailored patient education and patient-provider communication. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) Is there a correlation between patient demographics and clinical characteristics, and the expectations the patients have when seeking treatment for trapeziometacarpal OA? (2) What factors are independently associated with the total expectations score and frequency of expecting "back to normal" among patients treated for trapeziometacarpal OA? METHODS: Between March 2011 and October 2013, 89 patients of all 96 eligible patients seeking treatment for trapeziometacarpal OA were approached and agreed to participate in this study...
April 19, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422833/correction-of-sagittal-imbalance-in-treatment-for-adult-degenerative-scoliosis-with-thoracic-lordosis-and-lumbar-kyphosis-a-case-report
#20
Tao Wang, Hui Wang, Lei Ma, Di Zhang, Wen-Yuan Ding
RATIONALE: Lumbar degenerative scoliosis (LDS) is a common spinal disease for senior citizens. However, LDS accompanied with thoracic lordosis and lumbar kyphosis (LK) is rare in clinic. No reports have reported LDS with thoracic lordosis and LK. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 54-year-old woman just complained about sever back pain without any radiculopathy and neurodeficit of low limb for 2 years, Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) for back pain was 9 points and x-ray showed adult LDS with lordosis angle of 10° from 5th thoracic to 12th thoracic (T5-T12) and LK angle of 20°...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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